The Quad

Millenium Scholarship Fund a Generous Gift from an Unruly Class

When the Class of 1950 established a scholarship fund shortly before their 50th reunion in 2000, they may have been atoning for their behavior as undergraduates. So says Joseph Casalnuovo '50 (right). His class was an unusual mixture of high school graduates and World War II veterans.

Jerome Web Portal Launches


Brother Dominic Berardelli Returns to Campus to Lead Parent Relations

Note: Brother Dominic Berardelli is no longer Director of Parent Relations.

Alumni Office Gains New Staff

Michele Moore joined Alumni Relations in July 2005 as associate director. She comes to Saint Mary's from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was assistant director of alumni programs for two years. Originally from Southern California, Michele completed her undergraduate work in politics in 1998 at Mount Holyoke College. As associate director, Michele will be revitalizing regional alumni chapters, organizing reunions, and coordinating the Celebrity Waiter dinner.

2005 Alumni Award Winners

The Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Association and its board of directors honor several members of the College community each year for their service and contributions.

The results of the 2005 selections were announced last spring. Cal Scilacci '50, who has served on the Millennium Scholarship committee, Think Tank committee, and Gael Hall of Fame committee, was named Alumnus of the Year. Devoted volunteer Mary Don lon - whose husband Shane '64 as well as three of their four children graduated from Saint Mary's-was named Honorary Alumna.

Welcoming Michael Boele '72 New Alumni Board President

Story by Michael Boele


Michael Boele, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 1999,was elected president of the board in July 2005. A Fresno native, Boele graduated in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in economics. Now managing director of a St. Paul Travelers Insurance Company underwriting operations division, Boele resides with his wife, Maria, in Concord.

In Memoriam


Sr. Mary A. Devereux, SNJM
Rev. James L. McCaffrey


All-Alum Reunion Announced

In 2006, Saint Mary’s will introduce the new all-alumni Annual Reunion Weekend, to be held on campus June 24-25. The event, which in a break from past years will invite all alumni back to campus together, will highlight classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, and 50th reunions.

The change is designed to enable alumni to get together every year instead of waiting for periodic reunions every five years. Also, alumni with friends from other years can now celebrate with a wider selection of schoolmates.

New Ways of Reaching Out

Saint Mary’s has launched several new initiatives in the last few months to help alumni stay in closer touch with the College and with each other. The Jerome Web portal, a new electronic newsletter, and Saint Mary’s online magazine all deliver College news and alumni connections in timely and convenient ways.

The jerome web portal, officially launched September 23, has already garnered a great response from alumni, according to the alumni relations office.

"Tell Them an Alum Sent You"

Through a special feature of the Saint Mary’s admission process, potential Gaels have an “inside track” that benefits both them and the College when they apply for admission.

Gina Meneni ’99, assistant director of admissions, directs the Saint Mary’s Alumni Admission program, which uses the help of alumni to reach out to high school students who may be particularly suited to a Saint Mary’s education. One element of the program is the alumni-endorsed application.